Madejski Stadium, Behind East Stand

The 1872 rematch

Finances were not such a problem back in 1872! A crowd of 250 watched the re-staging of Reading’s first ever win on 16 October 1872 over Reading School on the school playing field. On a sunny afternoon the club triumphed again winning both halves 2-0; the first half was played to the 1872 rules with the club wearing a very special limited edition dated retro kit, which will be sold on to supporters.

For more coverage, please see https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2022/february/24/royals–first-ever-win-recreated–150-years-on-/